American Wealth: Freedom & Rebellion

“Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.” Benjamin Franklin By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s Independence Day. A day that reminds us that a ragtag bunch with a burning passion and insatiable desire for liberty can prevail. We have grown in this country to value duty, courage and sacrifice. This moving WW2 veteran has gone viral. HisContinue reading “American Wealth: Freedom & Rebellion”

American Wealth: Summers

By: Gabriela Yareliz As I write this, I am laughing because my air conditioner is failing. (Great timing, AC, great timing). Just as I was going to speak about the aspects of what makes an American summer. Here are some things I have learned from other people and life experience– one is that there areContinue reading “American Wealth: Summers”

Independence Day

“God has paid us the intolerable compliment of loving us, in the deepest, most tragic, most inexorable sense.” C.S. Lewis By: Gabriela Yareliz I believe in a human race that was created with the greatest expression of love which is freedom; freedom to choose. There can be no true love without freedom to make itContinue reading “Independence Day”

This is who we are: Americans

By: Gabriela Yareliz We are a bit crazy, a bit conceited, a bit privileged, a bit super-sized, a bit obsessive, a bit judgmental, a bit hard-headed, a bit hopeful, a bit funny, a bit ignorant, but we are certainly unique and known around the world (whether it be for good or bad)… We are proudContinue reading “This is who we are: Americans”

Happy 4th of July

Happy Birthday Great Nation. We have come a long way. We began as a nation made up of immigrants. People here found refuge, freedom and hope for a better future. We had dark moments. If one looks back it was not too far back that we had minorities disenfranchised. It wasn’t even a hundred yearsContinue reading “Happy 4th of July”

Americaaaaa

By: Gabriela Yareliz The Fourth of July, a day when I think about the inscription on the statue of liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”Continue reading “Americaaaaa”